Exceptionally Large Ruby Crystal, weighing 157gm
This is an exceptionally large Ruby Crystal, that weighs 157gm. It is high grade Madagascan Ruby Crystal and comes from the area around Vatomandry. This is in the in the south east of the Madagascar, a country that is the source of a wide variety of crystals and fossils. This particular area is an important location for Rubies, producing some of the worlds finest large crystals.
Ruby is a precious stone, one of the hardest known to man, with only diamonds being harder. It is a variety of the mineral corundum. The wonderful red colouring of Rubies is the result of chromium elements. The actual name ‘Ruby’ derives from the latin word ruber which means red. A number of countries produce rubies including Afghanistan, Thailand and Madagascar. Rubies were often worn as a charm or amulet to warn of impending danger, and were said to ward off the plague.
Metaphysically, Ruby is a wonderfully energising stone, the birthstone for July. A stone that helps to improve motivation and enthusiasm and also a renewed passion for life. This is a stone to help concentration and tighten awareness and also sharpen the mind.